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Sony recalls laptop computers

Sony Electronics, Inc. of San Diego, CA has announced the voluntary recall of about 233,000 of its VAIO-brand laptop computers, manufactured in both China and the United States.

According to a notice issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recalled computers can overheat, posing a burn hazard to users.  Sony says that it has received 30 reports of the laptop computers overheating, resulting in deformed keyboards and computer casings.  However, there have been no reports of injuries related to the hazard.

The laptop computers were sold at Best Buy, Costco, Frys, and at Sony Style retail stores, as well as through and, from January 2010 through April 2010 for between $800-1500.

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View the CPSC notice regarding this recall.

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